Buy New
  • List Price: $35.95
  • Save: $3.59 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $1.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

World in Fragments: Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination (Meridian - Crossing Aesthetics) Paperback – July 1, 1997

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$23.00 $14.98

Frequently Bought Together

World in Fragments: Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination (Meridian - Crossing Aesthetics) + The Imaginary Institution of Society + Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy (Odeon)
Price for all three: $121.40

Buy the selected items together


New Adult Fiction by Rainbow Rowell
Acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell's latest book, Landline, offers a poignant, humorous look at relationships and marriage. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804727635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804727631
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #970,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"For those unfamiliar with the thought of Castoriadis, reading his work for the first time is to encounter one of the most original and creative figures of the last half of the twentieth century."—<ITopia<I>

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steiner VINE VOICE on May 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
Cornelius Castoriadis is a shamefully under-read figure in philosophy and critical theory. His contributions to philosophy, political theory, economics, and psychoanalysis are extraordinary in their clarity and originality. This immense collection of essays provides a picture of Castoriadis' project of "autonomy" in toto. It includes selections from the Imaginary Institution of Society as well as a number of his other major works. Castoriadis asserted himself very early on as a thoughtful socialist, deeply critical of the Marxist-Leninist tradition, and devoted to an autonomous politics which was to give full scope to the investments of the human psyche. Additionally, Castoriadis possessed an extraordinary knowledge of mathematics and the history of science and his deeper ontology is heavily reliant on these domains. This collection also indexes his brilliant criticisms of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and the Continental tradition. A tour de force of original thinking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?